Thursday, February 16, 2017

Killjoy's Psycho Circus

Director - John Lechago (Killjoy 3, Killjoy Goes to Hell)
Starring - Trent Haaga (Killer Biker Chicks, Psycho Holocaust), Victoria De Mare (Deadpool, Killjoy 3), and Tai Chan Ngo (Rat Scratch Fever, Seven Psychopaths)
Release Date - 2016
Genre - Horror/Comedy
Tagline - "Welcome, my friends, to the show that never ends!"
Format - DVD (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):

     It looks like my fun is about to come to a close.  Full Moon's Killjoy series is seriously a rollercoaster of a series.  The film starts out so bad.  So bad in fact that I wonder how in the hell it was able to spawn a sequel.  The sequel is a little bit of an improvement but was still a tough watch.  If a movie makes the audience roll their eyes and wish they had smoked a bowl before hand then you know it sucks.  The first two Killjoy films suck.  Killjoy 3 was a huge improvement and Killjoy Goes to Hell was fun as fuck so I was excited to see how Killjoy's Psycho Circus would play out.  When I was contacted about reviewing this one I graciously accepted.  It looked fun and it was reason enough to finally check out the Killjoy series. 
     The film follows Killjoy, the mime Freakshow (who can now talk), and Punchie who stole Satan's magic elevator and are now on Earth where they are now known for their variety sketch/talk show called Killjoy's Psycho Circus.  Beezlebub is now held accountable for letting Killjoy escape and is facing death but before he is executed he is able to convince the elder demons to grant him permission to go to Earth with a spaceship and capture Killjoy and his minions but what he did not count on was Killjoy to have a following who would sacrifice themselves for him to escape.
     I have no idea how they could follow up what just unfolded in front of me in Killjoy's Psycho Circus.  The film was crazy, over the top, but did give us some of what we saw in Killjoy Goes to Hell.  A lot of originality was pumped into this one but very little went into the actual story.  The acting in this one is just as perfect as KGtH.  Once again Trent Haag, Victoria De Mare, Tai Chan Ngo, and Al Burke all kill it.  Their characters are even bigger and bolder than ever.  By this point they have fine tuned their on screener personas and turned the art of one liners and puns into a science.  The remainder of the cast is fun and deliver solid performances but these characters are the reason we watch the series now.  The story for this one is a little more of what we saw in Killjoy Goes to Hell mixed with a pretty ballsy sci-fi story arc.  The story does have room for improvement and borrows a few gags from the previous film but still delivers those juicy puns and one liners.  Finally, this film, just like KGtH, is a visual feast.  It is full of visual effects and a little practical effects.  The kills are laughable and use horrible CGI but the enhancements to the sets and scenery looks great.  The characters look great as well which is something I had not mentioned before.  Overall, Killjoy's Psycho Circus is a worthy installment in an already bat shit crazy series.  This is another winner and should be watched!

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